Well, that didn’t go so well for West Central District teams.
Of the 11 4A and 3A WCD teams that advanced to the regional round, only Bellarmine Prep , Mount Rainier and Kennedy Catholic won on Friday night.
In 4A, Curtis, Olympia, Federal Way and Kentwood lost, as did 3A teams, Lincoln, Foss, Wilson and Decatur.
Here are the 4A, 3A game stories:
Bellarmine Prep 75, Snohomish 54
South Sound teams in 2A and 1A fared slightly better.
But it was a 2A WCD team that pulled off the biggest upset of the night. Unranked Lindbergh knocked off No. 1 Squalicum 67-64 in double-overtime.
In 1A, the path to the state title still goes through Cascade Christian. The two-time defending state champs dispatched Ridgefield 54-41.
Mount Rainier Lutheran will head back to the Class 1B tournament after it rallied for a 51-42 win over Mary M. Knight.
Here’s our roundup of games involving local teams we could not staff.
With the regional games out of the way, the state tournament is next. Matchups will be set at the draw at WIAA headquarters in Renton on Sunday.
Here are the state entrants for each classification:
Spokane Central Valley
Toppenish OR Ellensburg
Wapato OR Pullman
NW Christian (Colbert)
King’s Way Christian
Mount Rainier Lutheran
Moses Lake Christian
Shorewood Christian OR Neah Bay
Cascade Christian Academy OR Valley Christian